10 years +15 billion US dollars: the US military aircraft carrier cost is comparable to the new one.

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 10 years +15 billion US dollars: the US military aircraft carrier cost is comparable to the new one.


Enterprise nuclear powered aircraft carrier debris

Global Times comprehensive reports that the construction of a large nuclear powered aircraft carrier is well known, but to dismantle such a carrier, it will take the same amount of time and money. The United States first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the enterprise, has been plagued by how it has been dismantled, and is expected to spend more than 10 years and $1 billion 500 million, according to a recent report by the office of the US Government Accountability Office.

The US Navy has been trying to solve the problem of how to dismantle and deal with the carrier since the enterprise nuclear powered carrier dropped out of active service in 2012, according to the KING-TV news network, 5. Huntington Ingalls, the chief US naval maker, said the company spent 800 million dollars and 4 years last December to complete the unloading of nuclear fuel from the 8 nuclear reactors.

The US Navy initially planned to dismantle the entire aircraft carrier at Puget Bay Naval Shipyard, the report said. The Puji Bay Naval Shipyard has been the only place for the US Navy to deal with nuclear powered ships. Since 1990, the shipyard has dismantled more than 130 submarines and cruisers. But the Government Accountability Office report shows that the dismantling process of the enterprise is time-consuming and costly, cost as high as $1 billion 500 million, equivalent to the construction cost of a medium-sized regular carrier. To make matters worse, the dismantling process will take too long, affecting the shipyards maintenance of operational vessels, the latter is the current U. S. military priority. If the Navy decides to let private companies dismantle the carrier, the cost is estimated to be slightly lower, costing between $750 million and $1.4 billion. These enterprises have already demolished more than 30 civilian nuclear reactor plants and have rich experience. However, as the nuclear power carrier involves many military secrets, the US Navy fears that the core technology may leak out. What worries America is that the Nimitz nuclear powered aircraft carrier, which has been serving for 43 years, will retire in the next few years. The results of the enterprise will be of great significance to the dismantling of the subsequent aircraft carrier. In the end of the report, the office of the government accountability office suggested to US Defense President Matisse that the US Navy should confirm the potential cost of dismantling the enterprise carrier as soon as possible and establish a clearer accountability mechanism. Hou Tao (source): Global Times - World Wide Web. More brilliant, please log on to World Wide Web http://www.huanqiu.com responsible editor: Jia Mingdong _NBJS6491

The US Navy initially planned to dismantle the entire aircraft carrier at Puget Bay Naval Shipyard, the report said. The Puji Bay Naval Shipyard has been the only place for the US Navy to deal with nuclear powered ships. Since 1990, the shipyard has dismantled more than 130 submarines and cruisers. But the Government Accountability Office report shows that the dismantling process of the enterprise is time-consuming and costly, cost as high as $1 billion 500 million, equivalent to the construction cost of a medium-sized regular carrier. To make matters worse, the dismantling process will take too long, affecting the shipyards maintenance of operational vessels, the latter is the current U. S. military priority. If the Navy decides to let private companies dismantle the carrier, the cost is estimated to be slightly lower, costing between $750 million and $1.4 billion. These enterprises have already demolished more than 30 civilian nuclear reactor plants and have rich experience. However, as the nuclear power carrier involves many military secrets, the US Navy fears that the core technology may leak out.

What worries America is that the Nimitz nuclear powered aircraft carrier, which has been serving for 43 years, will retire in the next few years. The results of the enterprise will be of great significance to the dismantling of the subsequent aircraft carrier. In the end of the report, the office of the government accountability office suggested to US Defense President Matisse that the US Navy should confirm the potential cost of dismantling the enterprise carrier as soon as possible and establish a clearer accountability mechanism. (Hou Tao)